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Inside the Fast-Food Industry’s Attack on a New Labor Law

Feb. 2, 2023, midnight

Susan Bushnell was in a hurry when a man approached her outside a Walmart one afternoon last September.

Lawmakers Want Investigation into ‘Wild West’ of California Cannabis

Jan. 30, 2023, midnight

State lawmakers are calling for investigation into corruption in the state's cannabis industry and the exploitation of farmworkers.

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DOJ Lawsuit Seeks To Force Google to Sell Ad Service

Google may be forced to sell off its $200 billion online advertising service if a new lawsuit by the federal Department of Justice claiming that Google acts as a monopoly succeeds.

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Businesses and Residents Hope for Post-Storm Relief

Costs continue to add up even with assistance from FEMA and flood insurance

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Ag industry reeling from floods

PAJARO VALLEY—As the intense series of atmospheric river storms wane, many farmers and agriculture workers across the state of California are left reeling from flood impacts. Many streams, creeks and major rivers in Northern and Central California overflowed their banks …

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New Spectrum store opens in Watsonville

Spectrum has opened its first store in Watsonville, featuring the latest devices and accessories for Spectrum Mobile. Spectrum is a suite of communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc., a broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 …

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Lucas Morris-Lopez’s Pop-ups Storm the Central Coast

The San Juan Bautista native’s Bar La Afición project has one more run at Apéro Club before the talented chef returns to Mexico City

Image caption: Explaining California is hard work! But at California Local, we were up for it throughout 2022.
Explaining California in 2022: Our 10 Best Explainers of the Year

2022 was a year that needed a lot of explaining. And California Local was there. Here are our 10 most important explanatory journalism stories from the year gone by, from immigration to cryptocurrency to wealth inequality and more.

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The Best Meals of 2022

From ‘the definitive’ burger to an unforgettable lunchtime pizza, Santa Cruz County delivered a bounty of deliciousness this year

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Hooray For Hollywood: All About California’s Most Glamorous Industry

From its early days of hard-charging, Jewish immigrant moguls to today's domination by megacorporations, here's how Hollywood continues to hold its place as one of California's most important industries.

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Scotts Valley Approves Retirement-Fund Strategy

With high hopes of taming growing retirement costs, Scotts Valley City Council adopted a new pension-funding policy, during its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 7. After months of review, elected officials agreed to select a so-called Section 115 Trust, which is …

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Wood-fired pizza restaurant opens doors in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE—A new wood-fired pizza restaurant recently opened in the East Lake Village Shopping Center. Sandwiched between the Villager bar and Carmona’s BBQ and Catering, Uncie Ro’s is the latest addition to the busy center. “We’re just happy to be able …


Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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